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Super Bowl Halftime Recap
Jeff Gottlieb
| February 6, 2012
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What the heck is going on?

 

Last night’s Super Bowl Halftime Show started off pretty well. Madonna was carried on staged like a Greco-Roman goddess, striking a pose while singing her hit song “Vogue.” But things went downhill from there, when a tightrope dancer totally outshined the Queen of Pop during her performance of “Music.” Then LMFAO took the stage and did the Party Rock shuffle, which seemed to be slowed down a bit so that the 53-year old Madonna could keep up. Then Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. came on stage to help Madonna with her new single “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” The song sounded like it was lip-synced, autotuned, or a combination of both, which made me flashback to last year’s disaster known as the Black Eyed Peas. And then, as only she can do, MIA extended her middle finger to the crowd, which was shown for a fraction of a second, as NBC was late to react. The show seemed to be headed for total disaster until Cee Lo Green came out in a sparkly drum major uniform and quickly changed into an even sparklier robe for a great duet of “Like a Prayer.”

 

To this, I say get rid of the pop and go back to good old rock and roll. As I recall, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, the Who, and Paul McCartney were all great as halftime entertainment. America’s classic game of football needs music of equal classicalness, i.e. rock and roll to complement its most prolific game of the year.


Originally Aired: Monday, February 6, 2012. This is a part of the 93-Second Sports Shot series. 93-Second Sports Shots air weekday evenings at 6pm.
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Sarah from Ithaca, NY | February 7, 2012, 4:42pm
I'm honestly surprised you thought Cee Lo saved the show, I thought he was the weakest part. He's just not the best live performer. I admire Madonna for all that she is still able to do at 53 and was quite impressed with the intricacy of her show. I remember the Paul McCartney halftime show quite well, and while I love him as an artist, there wasn't much performing. This is the Super Bowl. You gotta entertain.

Jase from State College, PA | February 6, 2012, 11:09pm
They went back to the "old, boring white guys" (and Prince) after the wardrobe malfunction, but I guess the networks have felt like being more risky the past two years. You should be thanking MIA though, because after that stunt, we should get real music again the next few years..
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